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How Long Does Fever Associated With Strep Throat Last
1-3 days: On average.Get a more detailed answer ›
1-3 days after: After you start appropriate treatment for appropriately diagnosed strep throat, the fever usually resolves within a couple of days. If it lasts longer than 3 days after taking medicine as prescribed, you should contact the doctor as you may have developed an abcess that needs draining or other complication. It would also be possible the wrong diagnosis was made, and need to make sure on right meds. ...Read more
Fever and strep: Hello, it depends on the infection, the intensity or degree of inoculation, your immune status and overall state of health. Typically, the infection and fever will be treated with medicine to reduce the fever like Acetaminophen or an antibiotic. You should see the fever resolve with a few days. If it persists, see your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more
I was diagnosed. Yesterday with strep throat. They gave me a shot of bicilon how long does it take to kick in and the fever will go away?
Typically 48 hours.: Bicillin injection is convenient, but rather painful and expensive way to treat strep. In most cases, the good old penicillin is the #1 recommended treatment for strep infection. Oral formualtion is much cheaper. Typically, you should see improvement from strep (if the bug is sensitive to it) quite rapidly, often within 48 hours. If by tomorrow n u r not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
How long can you leave strep throat untreated before its could turn serious. I've had white spots in throat for four days now. No fever no pain?
Define "serious": The major issue I worry about is the 1/200 that will trigger antibodies that attack the heart/brain/kidneys, a process lumped into the Rheumatic fever label. Data suggests 10 days from the first fever as the window of opportunity to treat & stop RF. It is probably only 5-7 days to stop the kidney failure. Some strep cases actually improve without meds, but go on to develop the complications later. ...Read more
I have strep throat. I don’t have a bad case of it and no fever. Do I have to get on meds to get better? How long will I be contagious with no meds?
Depends: There are some people who carry strep A year round and never get fever or throat pain. They are contagious year round, as is anyone who has it and remains untreated. If you did not have it confirmed with an office test or culture, your throat irritation could be viral & will last as long as it chooses. You would be contagious with that too. ...Read more
I am a cosmetology master instructor, I have a student w strep throat 31 yrs old her 3rd time with strep throat, fever. How long is she contageous?
She may not be.: Recurrent strep infections can mean the patient is colonized with the bacteria in her throat. You may not be at risk...But good hand washing and wearing gloves can be helpful to avoid infection yourself. If you smoke, stop and she could cover her face with a mask while working. Hope that helps. ...Read more
How long is it ok to run a fever I have strep throat and have ran a fever for 4 days ranging from 99-103 I am on clindamycin 300 mg 3 times daily (21)?
Is it possible too have strep throat with no fever and only moderate sore throat that's really red? No other symptoms just sore throat last 2 days
I'm on the pill and my period lasts 4-5 days. This time, on the 2nd day I had a high fever-102° (strep throat) and my period stopped. Is this normal?
Keep on truckin': Keep on taking the pill without fail unless you want to become a young mother ...Read more
I have strep throat and cold sores. I'm on amoxicillin. I've been alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil for pain and fever. How long can I safely take these?
As long as Paining: As long as you have pain, it usually lasts 2 to 5 days, but you can taper of one of the pain med as you get better. ...Read more
I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive
Recurrent strep: Infection occurs about 10% of the time, in spite of taking the antibiotic, and more often if one stops the medication after feeling better instead of completing the course. In the lab, strep is very sensitive to penicillin, but not all people absorb it well or may have other bacteria in their throat that make it less effective. Get another culture and other med. Possible other germ like mono. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Although fever is common with strep throat, it is not proof that you don't have it. If the sore throat is fairly painful, and especially if you don't feel well otherwise--headache, aches and pains etc.--it is still possible. Strep doesn't usually come with a lot of cold symptoms like runny nose and congested cough. Only way to be sure is to get checked, possibly with a test for strep. ...Read more
The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read more
Depends..: Fevers can take around 4 days to stop after taking abx. As long as your pain isn't a lot worse and you can take fluids well, just cont your abx. If you are not better in another 2-3 days, call your doc. ...Read more
Yes it can: Strep throat is due to infection with streptococcus pyogenes. It is easily treated with antibiotics, but if let untreated it can induce an immune reaction that can lead to Rheumatic Fever and Gloerulonephritis. It is easily diagnosed with a swab in minutes and treated with antibiotics so these diseases are rare now. ...Read more
+strep, fever, and..: There are so called criteria to make diagnosis of such. At least you must have several of the things here such as: fever, multiple joint pain, rash (erythema marginatum), sydenham's chorea (st. Vitus' dance), heart inflammation, ekg changes, high white blood cell count etc...If u have concerns/symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Causative bacteria: Strep is the cause of RFGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The only way to be certain a patient does or does not have strep throat is to do a culture with a good specimen. These take several days to come back. Rapid tests in the office test for only one strain but the one that usually causes strep throat and they are very accurate. In such a young child you would need objective evidence to make that determination with certainty. ...Read more
Is strep throat usually accompanied by a fever? What about bronchitis? And does bronchitis usually resolve on its own?
Yes: Strep throat and bronchitis usually have fever but may not in all circumstances. Sometimes someone my have a low temperature as well. Many times they resolve without antibiotics but there is a risk of a complication including scarlet fever and post streptococcal glomerulonephritis. ...Read more
I think I have strep throat, but I'm not completely certain. I have the symptoms, but is there a possibility they are just symptoms of a cold/fever?
Can you catch strep throat from someone if they don't have a fever yet? It was caught early & the fever hadn't developed yet. Is it still contagious?
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